Banana Loaf Recipe

Banana Loaf Recipe

Ingredients: Makes one 900 g/2 lb loaf

75 g/3 oz butter or margarine, softened
175 g/6 oz caster (superfine) sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
450 g/1 lb ripe bananas, mashed

200 g/7 oz/1.75 cup self-raising (self-rising) flour
75 g/3 oz/0.75 cup walnuts, chopped

100 g/4 oz sultanas (golden raisins)
50 g/2 oz/0.5 cup glace (candied) cherries
2.5 ml/0.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
A pinch of salt

Method:

Cream together the butter or margarine and sugar until pale and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, then stir in the bananas. Mix in the remaining ingredients until well blended. Spoon into a greased and lined 900 g/2 lb loaf tin (pan) and bake in a preheated oven at 180C/ 350C/gas mark 4 for 1.25 hours until well risen and firm to the touch.

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